NEED HELP: Tightening Tubular Running Board Step - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
F-150 2004 to 2008 Forum XL, XLT, STX, LARIAT, FX4, FX2

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 127
Tightening Tubular Running Board Step

I recently bought an '04 SuperCrew. The chrome tubular running boards have a plastic step fastened to the tube under each door with torx screws.

I have one that's loose and it won't tighten. It makes it a bit risky at times getting in and out because it shifts a bit when you step on it.

Any ideas how to get these screws tightened? I can tighten and loosen all day without getting them to make any difference. I even tried getting some extended needle nose pliers in there to try to grab onto the clip (I assume there's a clip in there) with no luck.

Any help would be appreciated.

thanks!
SCrew Lariat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 09:01 PM
 
lumberjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wallacetown
Posts: 2,701
Send a message via MSN to lumberjack
what about taking the screw out drill a bit bigger hole and put in a bigger screw ?

Lumberjack
2010 F150 Supercrew 4X4
lumberjack is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 127
I thought about doing that but I suspect they aren't screwed directly to the running board but rather to some type of clip which has come loose.

if only I could see in there.....
SCrew Lariat is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 127
also, the screws don't seem to want to come out.... they just keep turning without tightening or loosening
SCrew Lariat is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 11:05 AM
 
lumberjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wallacetown
Posts: 2,701
Send a message via MSN to lumberjack
How about if you can lift the plastic peice enough to put some 3m double sided tape in there to hold it down, then just glue the screw down to keep it from poppin up.

Lumberjack
2010 F150 Supercrew 4X4
lumberjack is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 127
Thanks for the suggestions.

If anyone has ever managed to get the plastic steps off, please let me know how it's done.

It's funny how something so simple can be so complicated.

Last edited by SCrew Lariat; 07-31-2010 at 09:10 PM.
SCrew Lariat is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone using Dee Zee Rough Step Running Boards? ric_no_k F-150 2009 to 2014 Forum 6 07-09-2010 04:58 PM
Glad to be 'on board' glassman08 New Members Introductions 15 01-18-2010 02:55 PM
2" FRAME LIFT step by step pics Henry Ford F-150 Pre-1997 Forum 2 05-20-2009 10:18 PM
Any Ford partsmen on the board ? flattop414 Gas Engines 1 09-18-2008 12:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome